20 Ways to Stop Being Sweet
The following are samples of sustainable sugar abstinence plans. Try one or make up your own and discover what works for you.
- Eat sweets only on Sunday
- Eat sweets once every two weeks
- Eat sweets only when having dessert at someone else’s house
- Eat just a particular type of sweets (i.e. Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream) and only one serving per week.
- Eat sweets once a week but only if you have worked out three times (for at least an hour each) that week
- Have a tiny a square of chocolate after lunch each day, Monday through Friday only (easier said than done!)
- Have sweets every three months for a whole day
- Only eat sweets at someone’s birthday celebration
- Eat only sweets that are home baked by you or someone you know
- Eat sweets only on bank holidays
- Eat sweets only on the 1st of the month
- Eat sweets only whenever you put $25 into a charity fund of your choice
- Eat sweets only when you’ve been offered and the date is an odd number
- Only eat sweets sweetened with natural sugar
- Only eat sweets on Fridays during leap years
- Eat sweets only on your birthday
- Eat sweets for the shorter distance between New Year’s Eve and your birthday, avoid sweets completely the rest of the year
- Eat sweets only on the 31st of the month
- Eat sweets only on one holiday each year (Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.)
- Eat sweets only four days out of each year (use like sick days)
If you’ve never avoided sugar before, start with an easy plan and graduate to a harder one.